How does your family know how to push your buttons? Because they installed them. Here's how to take stress out of the holidays.
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Articles: How to Practice Radical GratitudeBy Christine Carter | November 19, 2014
Are you burnt out on gratitude even before Thanksgiving? Christine Carter offers three ways to keep your feelings of gratefulness fresh.
Videos and Podcasts: Is Yelling the New Spanking?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 20, 2012
Most parents yell at their kids at one time or another, but as stress and exhaustion increase over the holidays, some parents yell more. Rona gives us her tips and tricks for yelling less.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Is Yelling the New Spanking?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 20, 2012
Our guide to yelling less during the holidays.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Managing Routines, Sleep, and Sugar Intake so Kids Can ThriveBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 13, 2012
Providing more structure over the holidays
Videos and Podcasts: Managing routines, sleep, and sugar intake so kids can thriveBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 13, 2012
The holidays are so fun, but many kids get really out of whack. How to manage moodiness and exhaustion at this time of year.
Videos and Podcasts: Giving ThanksBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 15, 2012
A new slew of tips from Rona and I for fostering gratitude—and combating entitlement—in our children.
Videos and Podcasts: Holiday Gratitude TraditionsBy Christine Carter | November 12, 2012
With Thanksgiving approaching, Christine Carter offers three ways to help adults and kids truly make the holidays a time for gratitude.
Raising Happiness: Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a DayBy Christine Carter | September 10, 2012
How to teach kids loving-kindness meditation
Raising Happiness: Podcast: 5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Relatives Over the HolidaysBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 22, 2011
Sometimes the holidays are hard because of other people.
Videos and Podcasts: 5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Relatives Over the HolidaysBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 22, 2011
Think you have to put up with your mean mother or drunk uncle again at your big holiday meal this year? Think again. Rona and I discuss five ways to make challenging relationships less difficult over the holidays.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Wishing it Was Over Already?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 15, 2011
If your holidays are feeling more stressful than happy, you aren't alone.
Videos and Podcasts: Wishing it Was Over Already?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 15, 2011
Rona and I talk about ways to manage the stress that sometimes comes during the holiday season—and that affects both our parenting and our happiness.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Holiday Traditions that Foster HappinessBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 8, 2011
This is the most wonderful time of the year--for happiness-inducing traditions!
Videos and Podcasts: Holiday Traditions that Foster HappinessBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 8, 2011
Rona and I discuss why some holiday traditions can fuel our children’s happiness, and give several suggestions for fun, joy-inducing holiday rituals.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Kids Got the Gimmies?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 1, 2011
Wanting more stuff--and even getting it--doesn't make us happy.
Videos and Podcasts: Kids Got the Gimmies?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 1, 2011
As the holiday marketing machine ramps up and the lists for Santa start to lengthen, Rona and I pause to reflect on what research shows contributes to materialism kids.
Raising Happiness: These Dads Get ItBy Christine Carter | June 15, 2011
(and they're getting some action, too.)
James Baraz explains how you can really enjoy the holidays.
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
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